How to Get Tested

Date Posted: May 6th, 2020 @ 11:21 AM
Last Updated: June 29th, 2020 @ 3:26 PM

Oakland has the following locations you can choose from for a walk-up or drive through appointment. Testing is free and available to all.

Roots Community Health Clinic
9925 International Blvd
Mon, Wed, Fri, 9:30am-3:30pm

This site is for walk ups and has very limited parking. Appointments are not required, but we encourage you to make an appointment online to avoid a wait. Appointments can be made online. You can go to the Roots Site without an appointment during the site operating hours: Monday, Wednesdays and Fridays from 10am to 4pm. If you experience any issues, you can call Roots at (510) 777-1177 ext 1.

Allen Temple
8501 International Blvd, Oakland CA
Mon – Sat: 1pm – 7pm

This is a drive thru site only and appointments are required. Appointments can be made online. Also note that you will need access to an email account to receive your appointment confirmation and test results.

West Oakland Health Center
700 Adeline Street, Oakland, CA 94607
M,W,F: 8:30am - 5:30pm; Sat: 8:30 to 12:30pm

This site requires appointments and has pedestrian service only (no drive thru) so anyone with a car would need to find nearby parking. Appointments can be made online. Testing site entrance is on 7th St. If you have challenges with making your online appointment, please call 510-238-3134 and leave a voicemail. One of our library staff will follow up to support you in the registration process.

La Clinica
3601 E. 12th St, corner of 36th avenue and E. 12th St
Call 510-535-3370. Phones open M-F, 8:30-12:30; 1:30-4:30


Tests are by appointment only, and you can drive-thru or walk up at this site.

Are you comfortable with online registration?

If not, our librarians can guide you through the registration process. Please call 510-238-3134 and leave a voicemail. One of our library staff will follow up to support you in the registration process.